Towns & Villages

Gorran Haven & Churchtown

Known for its stunning stretch of coastline and popular beaches, expect to find a friendly and active community in the parish of St Goran.

The parish includes the villages of Gorran Haven and Gorran Churchtown and boasts an incredibly vibrant community, with a great mix of old families that have lived in the area for hundreds of years and newer residents who love the parish just as much.

If you live nearby and are looking to get active or join a hobby club then you’re spoilt for choice with groups offering activities like, cricket, football, snooker and gig rowing, art groups, parish history society, film club, the Old Cornwall Society plus much more

Activities and Events

Many community activities centre around Gorran Haven beach, with a fantastic yearly gig regatta, harbour society gala day, street market and regular popular events at the Memorial Village Hall. The village hall organise the highly popular New Year’s Eve fireworks off the quay and the rowing club organise the New Year’s Day swim for charity.

Gorran Churchtown has a very well supported Old School Room, and has recently been renovated. Here they hold regular community events, such as coffee and cake every Monday.


Meanwhile, the community strongly supports local services such as St.Goran Community Bus, a monthly parish magazine, the Parish Council, the pre school and playing field. The playing field includes a tennis court, football field and community room. The cricket club has a very strong reputation and proud history where the bar is welcoming to everyone on Saturdays. The Cricket fete in August is a big event for locals and visitors.

The Local churches of St.Just, St.Goran and the Haven Church are in well attendance and very active in the local community. The Haven Church runs a Friday night youth club for local children and all the sports clubs run youth teams, so whatever your age, there’s plenty to get involved in.

Local Business

Local businesses also play a big part in the village. The Barley Sheaf pub and Gorran Shop are popular with residents and visitors alike and Cakebreads’ shop and bar is open all year round in Gorran Haven, providing everything from stamps to cakes and pints. Other village highlights include the village hairdressers The Chop Shop, The Llawnroc Hotel, The Haven fish and chip shop as well as seasonal eateries the Coast Path Café, Mermaid and Harbours Reach.

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